Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.H.08. Aerial Scout Sensors Integration. By FY98, evaluate and demonstrate sensor technology applicable to the family of UAVs with particular emphasis on the Light Force early entry mission. The program will demonstrate and recommend the proper mix of sensor technology for the RFPI application and for potential upgrades to the Tactical UAV. ASSI will demonstrate accurate, timely, and easily-usable "see over the hill" reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and battle damage assessment information from airborne scout platforms to augment the capabilities of ground-based scouts. A variety of sensors (FLIR, TV, Wide-Area Sensors, MTI Radar, etc.) will be demonstrated on one or more manned surrogate airframes. As appropriate to the individual sensor under demonstration, real-time digital data links, advanced data compression techniques, and workstation techniques will be explored or demonstrated.

Supports: Mounted Battlespace, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Lethality and Survivability, RFPI Umbrella Program, Tactical/Maneuver/Pointer UAVs, and Precision Strike Korea.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Jim Matheny Carolyn Nash Charles Campbell
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